Once you clean off that makeup at the end of the day, you don’t want to forget the toner. Toners help to clean off any left-over residue, balance the pH and can help to heal your skin with the right ingredients. Hydrosols (aka flower water) are a great place to start when formulating your natural toner. You can mix & match the hydrosols to suit your skin type and problem areas.
Chamomile – good for all skin types, calms irritated, sensitive or mature skin
Rose Geranium – good for all skin types, particularly mature or combination skin; lightly astringent
Lavender - good for all skin types; astringent & antiseptic, good for acne
Neroli - good for oily, mature skin; good for acne
Rose Otto – good for all skin types; calms and soothes redness
Rosemary – oily & normal skin types, mild astringent
Teas also make wonderful additions to your toner. Just brew them really strong, freeze them in small portions and thaw them as you need them. Green and white teas are great for your skin with lots of antioxidants and herbal teas contain qualities similar to hydrosols.